We’ve just reached single digits in the countdown to the upcoming Chinese New Year 2018 celebrations. But instead of adorning your home with the usual red-coloured decorative pieces that may seem too gaudy, opt for these trendy pieces instead that won’t detract from your home decor.
Bliss 福 with brass frame
Combining celebratory Chinese characters with contemporary finishing, this artwork evokes a sense of pure bliss – with a background full of calming shades of jade greens and a gold foil print of the word 福, framed by a handmade geometric brass and glass picture frame. Besides 福, the ‘Trinity Blessings” series also contains other characters of 恩 (Grace) and 爱 (Love).
Lucky cat coasters
Motifs are a key component of Chinese culture, often representative of qualities like prosperity and longevity. Featuring hand-drawn illustrations of Maneki-neko (or prosperity cat as it’s more commonly known), these coasters not only can you keep your surfaces free from water stains, they can also give your guests an extra dose of good luck!
Pineapple tart cushion
Pineapple tarts are a staple in every household during any Chinese New Year celebration. After all, this delectable snack also represents “prosperity”, a blessing that is doled out everywhere. This Chinese New Year, embrace your inner “foodie” and adorn your couches with a cushion that takes the form of the all-time favourite Lunar New Year snack, and bless your guests with additional prosperity without the extra calories.
Push telephone bowl
The reason why you see lavish amounts of gold everywhere you go during Chinese New Year is easy, the Chinese regard its colour as a symbol of good fortune. Add a shimmer to your home with this stunning gold accent metal bowl that would look great on a coffee or dining table with oranges atop. Bonus: when the CNY celebrations are over, place the bowl near your home’s entryway to serve as a landing spot for wallets and keys.
Jasmine Orange candle
A necessity that’s given out each year, nothing screams Chinese New Year like the scent of oranges in the air. As such, inject the scent of CNY into your home with the Jasmine Orange candle that’s infused with jasmine and orange essential oils, resulting in a floral and fruity aroma that is both cheery and uplifting.